Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Associate Department Chair
  • Professor
    School Psychology

  • The Chicago School Chicago
School Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
  • B.S. Speech, English, & Psychology; Rio Grande College, Ohio
  • M.Ed. Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
  • Ed.D. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Diplomate, ABPdN, American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • LPC
  • Board Certifiied Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN), American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (January, 2013). Invited Presentation: Concussion Sequelae in Children & Adolescents; Illinois School Psychology Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (March, 2013) Invited Presentation: Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Miami-Dade ISD School Psycholgists, Miami, FL
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (October, 2012). Invited Keynote Address: Neuropsychological Perspectives on the Determination of Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI, California Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA 
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (October, 2012). Invited Presentation: The Neurodevelopmental Model of Learning Disabilities Determination. Illinois School Psychology Association Fall Conference, Itaska, Illinois. 
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (September, 2012). Invited Presentation: The Comprehensive Neurodevelopmental Assessment, Kentucky Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. 
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (August, 2012). Invited Presentation: Interventions for Austim Spectrum Disorders. Oaklawln 218 School District, Oaklawn, Illinois. 
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (July,, 2012). Invited Keynote Address: IQ Tests Then and Now, School Neuropsychology Conference, Dallas TX. 
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (June, 2012). Invited Presentation: Executive Functions in Children & Adolescents, Regional Service Center 13, Austin, TX
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (April, 2012) “Neuropsychological Perspectives on the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part 1” Oaklawn 218 High School District, Oaklawn, Illinois.
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (March, 2012) “Neuropsychological Perspectives on Eligibility for Special Education” The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E.(February, 2012) “Assessment and Intervention with the KABC-2 and the KTEA-2” , School Neuropsychology Association webinar.
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. (February, 2012) “Neuropsychological Perspectives on Childhood Chronic Illness”, School Neuropsychology Association webinar.

Select Publications

  • Vannest, K., Reynolds, C. & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (2013) The Encyclopedia of Special Education, (4th ed). Wiley: NY
  • Fletcher-Janzen, (Ed). The Neuropsychology of Women (2009). New York, Springer.
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. & Reynolds, C.R.R. (2008) Neuroscientific and Clinical Perspectives on the RTI Initiative in Learning Disabilities Diagnosis and Intervention. New York: Wiley.
  • Reynolds, C.R., & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (Eds.) (2008). Handbook of clinical child neuropsychology. (3rd. ed) New York: Plenum
  • Reynolds, C.R., & Fletcher-Janzen, E., (Eds.) (2007). The encyclopedia of special education (3rd edition). New York: Wiley.
  • Kaufman, A., Lichtenberger, E. Fletcher-Janzen, E. & Kaufman, N., (2004). The essentials of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-II. New York: Wiley.
  • Fletcher-Janzen, E. & Reynolds, C.R.R. (2003). Diagnostic desk reference of childhood disorders: Clinical and special education applications. New York: Wiley.

Community Involvement

  • Coordinating workshop on School Violence, for all school psychology students, April 2013
  • Coordinating Q Interactive Technology workshops on March 21 and 22, 2013 for over 180 registrants
  • Coordinating American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology mid-year Board meeting at TCSPP, June 2013
  • Coordinated TCSPP conference on Concussion for over 250 area psychologists, November 2012
  • Coordinator of TCSPP and Oaklawn 218 and Lincoln-Way Special Education Cooperative ongoing Training Partnership
  • Reviewer and contributor; revision of The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (in standardization) Pearson Assessment
  • Reviewer and contributor; revision of The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-II, Pearson, Assessment
  • Foreword to The Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment by Dr. Dan Miller, Wiley & Sons, Publisher
  • Editorial Board for Journal of Applied School Psychology
  • Reviewer for Journal of Applied Neuropsychology
  • Reviewer for Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Reveiwer for APA Psychological Assessment 
  • NASP Learning Disability Taskforce

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Division 40
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychologists, President 2013-2015
  • National Association of School Psychologists


Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: To translate research in the psychological, social and neurosciences into best practices for school psychology students and practitioners.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: To strive to be the best scientist and practitioner that I can be so that I can effect good outcomes for those who need mental health services.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I entered the field of school psychology 26 years ago because it was fascinating and exciting, and it is more so today!

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Try not to be daunted by the breadth and depth of learning that you need to be a school psychologist, design your practice from research, and seek out mentors who can help you on your journey.